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Dr. Jane Sykes Appointed Director of Small Animal Clinic

September 25, 2012

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Dr. Jane Sykes

Dr. Jane Sykes has been appointed the new Director of Small Animal Clinical Services. Succeeding Dr. Dick Nelson, she will lead the educational, patient care and client/referring veterinarian service programs in the SAC and fulfill an important role as a key member of the VMTH Leadership Team. Dr. Sykes’ interaction with faculty, staff, house officers and students will be essential in maintaining the pre-eminent position of our clinical programs.

A faculty member since 2002, Dr. Sykes has served as Chief of the Small Animal Medicine Service and as Biosecurity Officer for the SAC. Outside of the VMTH, she is President of the Specialty of Small Animal Internal Medicine within the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dr. Sykes has also served as President of the International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases, an organization she founded in 2006.

Dr. Sykes looks forward to participating in the design of a world-class hospital that optimizes patient care and provides a pleasant work environment, in which faculty, staff, house officers and students can look forward to coming to work each day. She will also strive to improve the internal communication within the SAC and increase community awareness of our world-class clinical services.      

Dr. Sykes hails from Melbourne, Australia. She completed her residency at the University of Minnesota, where she was also a clinical faculty member before coming to the VMTH.

Congratulations and Welcome Aboard, Dr. Sykes!